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Lens and Barrel shape tools are now available in ANCA’s latest ToolRoom update, offering more productivity and better surface finish

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Enhancements for the DCREM tool type in update 86.00 complete the circular segment cutters family
The Lens and Barrel shape tools in ANCA’s latest ToolRoom update 86.00 is an enhancement to the existing DCREM offering. This will allow customers to manufacture complex high performance Endmills with huge cost and time savings for end-users. Complementing the existing BSB (Barrel Shape ballnose) ToolTypes, this release completes the family of circular segment cutters.

 DCREM shapes include Lens, Barrel, Barrel+Lens and Barrel+Lens with chip breakers
ToolRoom RN34.1 update 86.0 includes several enhancements for the DCREM tooltype. The previous version didn’t allow customers to manufacture the Barrel shape or Barrel + Lens shape combinations of DCREM, known in some industry segments as circular segment cutters. They are predominantly used as a replacement for the conventional corner radius tools in the die mould, aerospace, general machining, and power generation industry mainly to produce tire moulds, turbine blades, impeller blades or blisks. The measurement methods include iView and LaserUltra.
The benefits of DCREMs include reduced cycle time
  • The geometry of these Endmills are the large radii in the cutting area of the respective tool which offer entirely new possibilities in machining.
  • The larger-radius edge permits larger stepover increments which enables machining with a larger cross over pitch or tool path distance during pre-finishing and finishing operations.
  • The large tangential form radius simulates a Ballnose or Corner Radius Endmill with a large cutting diameter – that’s how these cutting tools save cycle time relative to a Ballnose or Corner Radius tool.
  • Not only does productivity improve, but the resulting surface finish is also better as well.
Additional features include endface curved gash and option to grind insert style Barrel+Lens shapes
Advantages of ToolRoom
  • iView and LaserUltra compensation for large volume manufacturing.
  • Variable helix/index with radial margin in fluting for easy setup.
  • Tool Balancing for variable helix/index tools for chatter free cutting.
  • User friendly wizard-based design specially for catalogue tools.
  • Complete Tool Runout compensation option.
Measurement and compensation with LaserUltra

14 October 2021